This is the Christmas stocking you've been waiting for! Make it yourself to reflect how naughty or nice you've been. Hang it in its most compact zipped-up stage to appear modest and humble. Unzip it to lengthen, section by section, until you have the stocking of your dreams! Then make sure to write Santa a very nice letter to let him know you've been good enough this year to fill it to the brim.

Plus, these stockings are finally big enough to fit some of the most common stocking stuffers like golf clubs, hunting rifles, and canes!

Step 1: Materials

For this project I used bumpy red fleece for the main fabric, and white fur for the insert fabric.
I chose to have four sections, which meant I needed three zippers. Therefor, my final materials list looked like this:

  • 1/2 yd. Red Fleece
  • 1/2 yd. White Fur
  • 3 separating zippers in white
  • Paper + pencil/pen for a pattern
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (opt)
  • Thread

** Using a sewing machine for this project involves basic sewing machine knowledge. I have not included notes to backstitch, make sure the presser foot is down, etc. For more info on how to sew with a machine, scope these great instructions.
For hand sewing tips, check How to Sew.
Wow, I am going to make one of these! What a neat idea!
I like how you used the red minkee with the white fleece.
Love it!
Would it work with velcro?
Absolutely/ The only more difficult thing with velcro is that it might be less attractive when open.
how about magnets?<br />
Yeah.. a magnetic strip
I love the magnet idea: When Santa goes a'stuffin it would lengthen with the extra weight and give the ol' boy a start.
Maybe if you used the small white velcro dots it wouldn't be to horrible.
Im eleven and for chrismas in my long stocking i got a.22 calibur hunting rifle and lots of ammo.
Hilarious and so very clever! Nice one!
OMG I love this!!!! *mental note: learn to sew*
Wonderful. :) Great idea!
This is genius! I'm making one for hubby to fill right now!
Very clever! Congrats on being featured. :-)
Very cool. I need to learn to sew.
this is so cool. I sent a link to a tailor friend of mine. I've wanted to learn how to sew, and this makes it even more appealing. These would be great gifts!
idea! make it more discrete (red zippers, red fabric) make more and make them smaller. then, when you feel like it (before christmas, obviously) unzip them every once in a while. then, your mom/parents/spouse/whoever gets you presents will have to keep getting more and more to fill your strangely expanding stocking!
This is hilarious! I'm not inclined toward sewing projects, but I just might take a chance on this one!
What a great idea! There are so many brilliant minds on instructables!
Love it - so cute! Saw it linked to on oneprettything.com
absolutely brilliant
that's awesome!
amazing!!*why didnt i think of that* i think to myself<br/>
dude, this is hilarious, what a great idea!

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